Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region
Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (SCAWR) is a non-profit community association whose mandate is to enhance the lives of Somali Canadians and immigrants in Waterloo Region by motivating its members to actively participate in social service programs and by preserving their culture. SCAWR is proud to offer and to create services that respond to the needs of the Community. The Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region started in 1993, to facilitate awareness of Somali refugee needs. As the community was growing, it became apparent that there was a need for an association to help with settlement of the growing number of refugees and newcomers from Somalia.